Fucus vesiculosus


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Herbal medicine
A seaweed which contains iodine, mannitol and mucilage; it has been used topically as an anti-inflammatory and for rheumatism, and internally for hypothyroidism (given its high iodine content), radiation exposure and heavy-metal intoxication.
 
Toxicity
Kelp should not be used in patients receiving thyroid medication, with thyroid disease or with hypertension.

Fucus vesiculosus,

n See kelpware.
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In general, the data obtained proved the high potential of modern AAS and ICP methods for fast and accurate determination of some toxic elements in the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus and Baltic seawater.
Potential antioxidant capacity of sulfated polysaccharides from the edible marine brown seaweed Fucus vesiculosus.
Treatment of human skin with an extract of Fucus vesiculosus changes its thickness and mechanical properties, J Cosmet Sci, 53, 1-9 (2002).
Composition of the inorganic part of Fucus vesiculosus Atomic Element Element content Detection Statistical number in algae, ppm limit, ppm error, % 11 Sodium 460-510 30 9 12 Magnesium 4300-6000 800 13 13 Aluminium 120-140 12 10 17 Chlorine -- 100 19 Potassium [less than 2000 42-66 or equal to] 2000-7000 20 Calcium [less than 1200 18 or equal to] 1200-5400 21 Scandium 0.
Main characteristics of the EBHAB habitats Code Habitat Main characteristics 1 Sheltered hard bottoms High biomass and species with Fucus vesiculosus diversity.
INCI name: laminaria digitata (and) fucus vesiculosus (and) lithothamnium calcareum
Three replicate samples were generally taken from 10 transects each containing 3 sites (a total of 94 samples), of which 19 were unvegetated (56 samples), 6 sites had vascular plants (18 samples), and 7 sites algal (filamentous algae, Fucus vesiculosus L.
Most of the studies on maximum depth penetration are concerned with perennial habitat forming species such as Fucus vesiculosus (Back & Ruuskanen, 2000; Torn et al.
Vaucheria was the dominant phytobenthic species on the soft bottom, which was covered also with Cladophora glomerata, Chara aspera, Zannichellia palustris, and Fucus vesiculosus.